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TP1095 - Beacon Camp
 
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S1682
OSGB36 Station :
SU54/T2
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP1095
County :
Hampshire
Nearest town :
NEWBURY

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Beacon CampSU54/T2SU54T002445829.72157280.63261.8933PILLAR01/06/1953101/06/1970N0

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There are 48 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 426th with 13 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 7.25/10 (from 85 logged visits)
Was First logged: 16th Mar 1981
Was Last logged: 26th Jan 2020

Of the 85 logged visits,
23 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 86m
The average error was 13m
3 were exact

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Good condition 26th Jan 2020  13:07  by BRISTOLIAN

FB Number: S1682  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

A cracking location and then a famous personís grave to visit. Enjoyed it here in wind and light rain.

BRISTOLIAN visits pillar. ©BRISTOLIAN


Good condition 26th Jan 2020  13:07  by graham&linda

FB Number: S1682  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Visited with BRISTOLIAN. Stiff half mile walk up from the parking area in wind and light rain. Views would have been fantastic on a better day!


Good condition 18th Sep 2019  18:56  by RichardM

Gridref: SU 45832 57282   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Arrived to watch the setting sun. Superb calm, warm evening with cloudless skies. Sweet Blackberries at edge of path up.


Good condition 18th Sep 2019  18:51  by DeniseMc

FB Number: S1682  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

probably a revisit


Good condition 3rd Sep 2019  15:40  by dugswell2

FB Number: S1682   Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Steep walk from car park.


Good condition 20th Jan 2019  16:52  by KT

Gridref: SU 45833 57280   FB Number: S1682  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 26th Dec 2018  12:15  by Ramblingpaul

Gridref: SU 45833 57287   FB Number: S1682  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked in free car park and followed muddy path to summit. Good views, pity about the traffic noise.


Good condition 11th Nov 2018  18:30  by pljg

FB Number: S1582  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

I climbed up in the dark to find the nearby Virtual geocache. An interesting spot to visit, with Lord Carnarvon's grave nearby.

Lord Carnarvon's nearby grave ©pljg


Not Logged 3rd Oct 2018  11:09  by Margaret the trig

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 11th Sep 2018  11:35  by Thejenkies

FB Number: S1682  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Quite a pull uphill form the car park but oh so worth it. Stunning views all round with added interest of nearby grave!! Pillar in good condition.

Beacon Camp Pillar FB ©Thejenkies
Beacon Camp pillar ©Thejenkies


Not Logged 22nd Aug 2018  10:22  by meandmymum

Gridref: SU 45800 57200   FB Number: S1682  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 8/10

Views made the steep climb worthwhile!


Good condition 29th Jun 2018  12:29  by slateloose

Gridref: SU 45800 57200   FB Number: S1682  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Steep walk up from car park. fabulous viewpoint.


Good condition 17th Apr 2018  12:10  by qmaster

Gridref: SU 45800 57300   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 20th Nov 2017  15:40  by Ken Adams

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10


Good condition 17th Aug 2017  00:00  by ngthack

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Not Logged 15th Jun 2017  11:29  by ADT

FB Number: S1682  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

With Gill.


Good condition 26th May 2017  09:00  by Mickandkim

Gridref: SU 45830 57281   FB Number: S1682  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

A great hill on a sunny day


Good condition 2nd Mar 2017  13:22  by wrose

Gridref: SU 45832 57288   FB Number: S1682  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Nothing really to add other than to confirm that it is still there and remains in good condition.

S1682 Beacon Camp Pillar.
S1682 Beacon Camp Flush Bracket.
S1682 Beacon Camp Plug.


Slightly damaged 25th Feb 2017  12:39  by Roger Peaple

FB Number: S1682  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

ODL walk start/finish Overton station (Simon E)


Good condition 15th Feb 2017  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SU 45832 57286   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 30th Sep 2016  14:30  by ocean soul

FB Number: S1682  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 16th Jul 2016  15:22  by G1ANQ

FB Number: S1682  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

As this is only 2.5 miles away from TP6772, Watership Down, i decided to go the long way round. Thus turning a 5 mile cycle into a 15-20 one by going via Crux Easton. The walk up from the carpark just off the A34 is not bad but it is quite steep. I was glad it was dry. Views are very nice, a fitting TP to be my 50th! At least the cycle back to Kingsclere was mostly downhill.

Flush Bracket ©G1ANQ
TP With my Glasses on it to celebrate it being my 50th.


Good condition 10th Oct 2015  13:05  by SooJay

FB Number: S1682   Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 2nd Jun 2015  19:30  by Ted Mariner

FB Number: S1682  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

A steep walk up to the hill fort but well worth it for the panoramic views. Whilst there I visited the tomb of the Earl of Caernavon and found 'The Curse' geocache. Pillar is in good condition as described in previous logs. It was very windy at the top and I was surprised at the number of people making the climb.


Good condition 17th Jul 2014  11:58  by g4wsb

Gridref: SU 45839 57276   FB Number: S1682  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

slight crack across bottom half.

©g4wsb
©g4wsb


Good condition 18th Jun 2014  15:00  by 21qazxsw

FB Number: S1682  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Parked at the car park for Beacon Hill. The entrance to the car park was flooded, and I was not about to drive past the flood, so I parked just before the flooded bit. Managed to get through the bushes and trees past the flooded bit to get to the main car park. From there it's a steep walk up the hill on the footpath until you get to the top and the trig station is there! Trig in good condition with tarmac plug, all 4 sightholes open. Lovely views from the top. There is also the grave site of George Herbert, the 5th Earl of Carnarvon, nearby. * * * Revisited 22 April 2015. I left a 2p coin in the front sighthole (beneath the FB) for the next visitor to find. * * * Updated March 2018: have since regularly been to Beacon Hill and this trig. Pic attached of the beautiful Mrs.

Mrs 21qazxsw "Lady Kelly" at Beacon Hill


Good condition 15th Jun 2014  14:47  by edfielden

Gridref: SU 45832 57282   FB Number: S1682  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Good views from here even on a slightly overcast afternoon. Further details and photos to follow...


Good condition 22nd Sep 2013  11:00  by tadley trailblazers

FB Number: S1682  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

A great view from this high point


Good condition 22nd Sep 2013  11:00  by TadleyTrailblazers

FB Number: S1682  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Great views from this high point


Good condition 28th Aug 2013  00:00  by Nekyram

FB Number: S1682  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 29th Jun 2013  17:19  by CJO

Gridref: SU 45832 57277   FB Number: S1682  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

no cap. rough pebbles in concrete.

Beacon Camp is this one of veggibaggers creations. Metal "quadpod" behind pillar


Good condition 27th Apr 2013  14:20  by Paul and Max

FB Number: S1682  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

A pleasant walk up on a showery day, breezy and chilly at the top but great all round views.

The Pillar, Rich and Kai


Good condition 29th Jan 2012  14:30  by DanTrig

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

12 mile walk bagging Pilot Hill trig (Hampshire county top), in thick fog Walbury Hill trig (Berkshire county top) in improving weather and Inkpen Hill trig, then drove round to and bagged Beacon Hill (Beacon Camp) trig in sunshine. This was the best hill of the day by far.


Good condition 7th Jan 2012  10:25  by jonglew

FB Number: S1682  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked at the bottom of the hill just off the A34 and bagged this trig before heading over to Watership Down. A short, stiff walk up the hill to the trig thatgave some excellent views over this part of the country. Trig is in good condition.

Pillar TP1095©jonglew


Good condition 18th May 2010  00:00  by Tonyht

Gridref: SU 45850 57300   FB Number: S1682  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

A great pillar to visit. Easy to locate and access with magnificent views in all directions. Plus a bit history with Earl Caernavon's grave on the hill.


Good condition 18th Mar 2010  18:03  by raypool

FB Number: S1682  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10



Good condition 14th Mar 2010  21:39  by dpbamford

Gridref: SU 45832 57287   FB Number: S1682  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 9th Sep 2009  14:52  by moonraker

FB Number: S1682  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Bagged during eight hour circular walk from Ecchinswell. Well worth climb due to excellent views in all directions. Plug is missing but hole has been filled in with concrete.


Good condition 15th Aug 2009  13:53  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S1682  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

A very steep climb from the car park to be taken at a leisurely pace! Muscles used differently from cycling! Views made exertion worth while.


Good condition 12th Aug 2009  14:24  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SU 45830 57280   FB Number: S1682  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Excellent views. Quick trip from the good parking at the base. Pillar good.

©Glaslyn
©Glaslyn


Good condition 13th Jul 2009  16:55  by Griefmiester

FB Number: S1682  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Short if steep walk up from the car park at the base - great views in all directions - Pillar good condition missing cap and plug.


Good condition 12th Apr 2009  08:20  by Malpas Wanderer

FB Number: S1682  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

In good order and fantastic view (although not today).


Not Logged 29th Dec 2008  13:46  by yeoman

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 8/10

Logged as today but was there back in May 2008.


Good condition 7th Oct 2008  16:00  by Bourne

FB Number: S1682  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

I found it a steep climb to the top, but worth it when you see the fantastic views from the trig. The additional Grave Stone for George Edward Stanhope Molyneux located at the top of the hill was an added bonus for the climb.

Walking up the hill ©Bourne


Good condition 3rd Jul 2008  19:12  by AndyG

FB Number: S1682  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

After the DNF at Skinners Green Farm I wasn't too confident approaching this one but I needn't have worried. Puff-making climb up from the car park but worth it. Up to the trig then right round the top of the inner bank finding the fenced-off grave on the way round.The ancients really knew a defensive position. Beautiful sunny evening and skylarks singing overhead.


Good condition 11th Jun 2008  21:17  by beemerboxer1

FB Number: S1682  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Fantastic location, great walk, lovely views.


Good condition 8th Jun 2008  23:02  by PopUpPirate

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Outstanding views, and fascinating tomb to Lord Carnarvon (sp)


Not Logged 8th Jun 2008  16:00  by The Cache Hoppers

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

fab views - watched a chap flying a remote control plane

Sunset on the way back to the car


Good condition 10th Feb 2008  17:07  by Clanfield Rambler

Gridref: SU 45830 57284   FB Number: S1682  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Steep Slippery climb to top. great views from summit. Ashpalt plug Pillar in good condition

©Clanfield Rambler


Good condition 19th Oct 2007  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S1682  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

S1682
S1682
S1682


Not Logged 25th Sep 2007  05:02  by kevsterjw

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 11th Aug 2007  18:45  by baskerville bogtrotters

FB Number: S1682  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Stiff climb to the top but well worth it for the views today. We could see to Reading and Beyond, or almost to Swindon to the west.


Not Logged 17th Jun 2007  08:30  by ~bob~

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 8/10

Great views all round. Slippery path more of a problem on the way down than up.


Good condition 26th May 2007  06:30  by Lone Hunter

Gridref: SU 45830 57281   FB Number: S1682  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Once at top of hill great views.


Good condition 16th Apr 2007  17:05  by walk tall

FB Number: S1682  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Looks like the views could be great but a bit cloudy today - out geocaching with Toffee

TP1095 - Beacon Camp - out with Toffee a steep climb to the trig ©walk tall


Good condition 24th Mar 2007  10:30  by martinc

Gridref: SU 45830 57281   FB Number: S1682  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Slippy on the climb up but great views from the top.


Good condition 10th Feb 2007  11:45  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S1682  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Circular walk to Burghclere from Beacon Hill car park, so decided to climb up to the trig point by way of a warm up. Very interesting, including Lord Carnarvon's grave. Beautiful sunny day, fantastic views and the snowdrops on the subsequent walk were spectacular


Good condition 20th Sep 2006  14:00  by Shamus

Gridref: SU 45833 57288   FB Number: S1682  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Bagged on my lunch hour.I had to rush up the hill but it was well worth it.All is well apart from the plug missing.

©Shamus
©Shamus


Good condition 25th Jun 2006  10:03  by Dreadycraig

FB Number: S1682  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Best view for miles around. Nice walk from here to Watership down.

©Dreadycraig


Good condition 20th Mar 2006  19:42  by Wubbleyew

FB Number: S1682  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Decided to run up here this time - training for a 10k run - not quite as fit as I thought I was, but as always up here superb views.


Good condition 4th Feb 2006  15:30  by lackofluke

Gridref: SU 45832 57291   FB Number: S1682  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

The path up to the top is quite steep and can be slippery in wet weather, so mind how you go. However, it is definitely worth the effort, since there are excellent views in all directions. It was also a good choice for my 100th trig! :)


Good condition 12th Nov 2005  14:10  by dal

FB Number: S1682  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Excellent view point.


Good condition 29th Oct 2005  14:10  by dpeberdy

FB Number: S1682  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Lovely walk with my brother's family. They loved the hill! Windy but warm. Me, Simon, Justine, Caspar, Mary and Elizabeth.


Good condition 4th Aug 2005  15:12  by Theo D Lite

FB Number: S1682  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Walk the camp perimeter to visit the tomb.


Good condition 23rd Mar 2005  11:10  by birders

Gridref: SU 45832 57278   FB Number: S1682  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Fantastic viewpoint... one of the best trig points we have found thus far.

Ruth near the pillar ©birders
GPS on the pillar ©birders


Good condition 21st Feb 2005  16:30  by Kitty Hawk

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Just the most stunning views, watched a snowstorm pass to the south leaving a white trail behind it.


Good condition 21st Feb 2005  16:30  by Kitty Hawk

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Just the most stunning views, watched a snowstorm pass to the south leaving a white trail behind it.


Good condition 15th Feb 2005  16:45  by TreeHouse

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Arrived just before sunset (steep but direct walk up from the "picnic area" by the A34). Views for miles.


Good condition 11th Feb 2005  13:10  by rhayader_wanderer

FB Number: S1682  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Tarmac plug but otherwise OK visiblity now about 30m definitely getting worse


Good condition 5th Feb 2005  16:10  by The White Family

Gridref: SU 45831 57282   FB Number: S1682  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

We didn't choose the best day or time for a visit to a viewpoint like this: it was very misty and getting dark. As a result we can't improve on the photos already in the album, so here's James' method of bagging TPs.

TP1095 pillar and James ©The White Family


Good condition 4th Oct 2004  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S1682  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

vgc, asphalt plug, fine hill & view even in the dark - nice hill, fort & view, even in the dark

montaged by JWR ©peregrinus


Good condition 25th Sep 2004  15:45  by Managra

FB Number: S1682  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Stunning view from the top. Tarmac plug

Trigpoint ©Managra


Good condition 23rd Jul 2004  18:00  by bradonline.co.uk

FB Number: S1682  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Found on way to cache

Beacon
Face plate


Good condition 2nd May 2004  12:45  by Mr & Mrs Hedgehog

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 25th Apr 2004  16:57  by S&G.Davison

FB Number: S1682  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

great view - beside cache 101

©S&G.Davison
©S&G.Davison


Good condition 16th Mar 2004  12:45  by Trigger

FB Number: S1682  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 9th Jul 2003  19:00  by Walker Dan

FB Number: S1682  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Didn't find the nearby cache but at least there was a trig point. Nice views on a hot, sticky evening.

A fine summers evening ©Walker Dan


Good condition 16th May 2003  11:44  by Daisy&me

Gridref: SU 45829 57288   FB Number: S1682  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Pillar is in the middle of a stoneage (I think) fort on top of Beacon Hill. Great view. Found it while looking for GC2BC

Daisy at trigpoint
Flush bracket Flush bracket


Good condition 30th Apr 2003  00:00  by Crazy

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

An excellent isolated, little hill with easy but steep access and parking just off the A34. The earthworks are interesting and views good. On a circular walk from Burghclere with the old man. Weather clear, blue skies with ominous clouds beginning to move in.


Good condition 15th Jun 2002  12:15  by kevjtrig

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Beacon Hill dominates the countryside - particularly the approach from the South via the A34. Gentle carvings in the slopes show the presence of an old hillfort, and interestingly, the grave of Lord Carnarvon - of King Tut fame.

The trig looking North.
The trig looking East.
View South over the Hampshire countryside.


Good condition 17th Jul 2000  17:22  by jimmy

FB Number: S1682  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 7th Aug 1994  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S1682  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Good views over Hampshire, after a stiff walk up from the carpark. Tarmac plug.


Good condition 29th Jul 1990  13:00  by Phil Clayton

FB Number: S1682  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Stopped for lunch break on way from Wolverhampton to Portsmouth for the ferry.


Good condition 22nd Oct 1988  11:00  by Bridgeman

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Ascended this summit several occasions.

Beacon Camp Trig Point ©Bridgeman


Good condition 16th Mar 1981  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: S1682  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Pillar on square plinth on summit of hill which has earthwork fortifications and a grave on southern side. Overlooks Highclere Stud and Castle.



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